36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + bus:  21​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Seattle
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Detroit
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Evanston
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Chennai


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6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, take a stroll through Times Square, and stroll around The High Line.

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Chennai, India to New York City is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Chennai to New York City, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chennai in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Gettysburg National Military Park). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get your bearings at Library of Congress, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gettysburg
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pittsburgh: Fallingwater (in Mill Run), Saint Vincent College (in Latrobe) and Flight 93 National Memorial (in Stoystown). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of PNC Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and wander the streets of The Strip District.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh travel route planner .

Fly from Washington DC to Pittsburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in Pittsburgh at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Buffalo.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint Vincent College, Fallingwater, Flight 93 National Memorial, Rivers of Steel
Highlights from your plan
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
PNC Park ©
PNC Park
Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater

2
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buffalo: Letchworth State Park (in Castile) and Niagara Falls Observation Tower (in Niagara Falls). The adventure continues: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, and learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Buffalo road trip planner .

Getting from Pittsburgh to Buffalo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Buffalo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Buffalo

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Letchworth State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, find something for the whole family at SKYVIEW Atlanta, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Buffalo to Atlanta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Atlanta is a bit warmer than Buffalo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Atlanta Botanical Garden ©
Atlanta Botanical Garden

6
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seattle: Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Mount Ellinor) and B&B Family Farm (in Sequim). Dedicate the 7th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and walk around Discovery Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip planning website .

You can fly from Atlanta to Seattle in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In September, Seattle is little chillier than Atlanta - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Olympic National Park, B&B Family Farm
Highlights from your plan
B&B Family Farm ©
B&B Family Farm
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

1
night
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the striking features of The Guardian Building, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, and finally admire all the interesting features of Comerica Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, and finally walk around Belle Isle Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Detroit trip builder site .

You can fly from Seattle to Detroit in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dearborn
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, and take in the waterfront at Navy Pier.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chicago online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Evanston.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Evanston

Evanston ©
Evanston is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, north of downtown Chicago, bordered by Chicago to the south, Skokie to the west, and Wilmette to the north. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Northwestern University, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baha'i House of Worship, then view the masterpieces at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, and finally try to win big at Rivers Casino.

Start your trip to Evanston by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Evanston takes an hour. September in Evanston sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Evanston

Shopping Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Rivers Casino, Baha'i House of Worship, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Highlights from your plan
Northwestern University ©
Northwestern University
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship

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